Waterford Crystal closes

This item appears on page 23 of the April 2009 issue.

The Waterford Crystal factory in Waterford, Ireland, closed on Jan. 30, 2009. The company is looking for a buyer or financing. Workers at the factory staged a sit-in protest over the closure.

When it was open, more than 300,000 visitors a year took the factory tour. Strangely, at press time, the Waterford website (www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com) did not indicate the closure.